Thursday, September 10, 2009

Giving Your Table Centerpieces a Makeover

For our Spark After Dark event, we decided to use battery operated tea light candles in a glass vase wrapped around with vellum paper as our table centerpieces. When the candle is lit, the vellum paper gives off an elegant effect allowing the colors to pass through it, like a stained glass window. Here are the steps we used to create our table centerpiece. Vellum paper, can be purchased at most craft stores. It also comes in many different colors, both solid and patterned, so you can always find a style that matches the mood of your project.

Supplies Used:

  • Vellum Paper
  • Super Glue
  • Tealight Candles
  • Cylinder Vases


  1. Load the vellum paper into an inkjet or laser printer, just like regular paper. Trim edges to fit into the paper tray, if necessary. Make sure your paper is compatible with the printer.
  2. Choose your design. We chose our signature spark stripe with the “spark after dark” logo. We printed the colored stripe pattern onto clear vellum paper.
  3. Cut your vellum design down to the size to fit around the cylinder vase. We used super glue to hold both ends together. You could also punch holes in each end of the vellum and secure with ribbon.
  4. Insert battery operated tea light candle.

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